Media and Propaganda in Wartime: The Impact of American Political Culture in Japan in the 1950's

October 6, 2005

Barak Kushner '90, a specialist in modern Japanese history, spoke on the ideological impact of American culture abroad and how Japan in particular has responded to that impact. Formerly an assistant professor of East Asian history at Davidson College, Kushner currently works with the U.S. Department of State.

Having lived in China, France, and Japan, and having been both an academic and a political analyst, Kushner is adept at defining and distilling issues from multiple perspectives and is sensitive to the values of several communities. His insights provide a challenge to received ideas about how policies and institutions are framed, presented, propagated, and projected.

Cosponsored by the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.